We are pleased to welcome Pauline Herrera Serianni, Executive Director of the Denver Architecure Foundation (DAF), to the AAO Board of Directors. Pauline joined DAF in early 2015 to provide strategic guidance to the organization and build upon the successes of its long-standing events and programs. She brings expertise in cultural administration, nonprofit management and communications, and is passionate about expanding access to arts and philanthropy for underserved communities. Read more about her work and vision for AAO below.
1. For our members who haven't met you, please briefly describe yourself.
Lover of all things art + design. Passionate about the nonprofit sector and philanthropy.
2. As a way to get to know you, what are you working on now or what recent projects would you like to share with our readers?
We're beginning to work with local architecture firms to offer pop-up exhibitions. We work collaboratively on the curation and complementary programming--tours, lectures, films, etc. We will also soon release our inaugural round of Audio Tours of Denver, 24 historic sites in total, with a focus on historic preservation.
3. Tell us about the skills and expertise that you bring to the AAO Board.
Communications and marketing, programming, fundraising, and nonprofit management and governance.
4. What excites you most about AAO?
Learning! AAO offers so many opportunities for learning from experts in our specific discipline and experts in related fields. AAO feeds my desire for exploration, discovery, education, and fun!
5. What impact do you hope to see AAO achieve by the end of your board term?
I hope to see AAO achieve its long-term goals of making architecture more accessible and architecture culture more inclusive, as well as pushing our members to as innovative as they can be--all issues near and dear to my heart.